Sixth Form make a difference at Surrey Wildlife Trust

By Support - October 18th, 2022 | Posted in News

Sixth Form students at Carew Academy surprise and delight at Chipstead Valley.  They joined Surrey Wildlife Trust as volunteers to help clear parts of the landscape of tree saplings to encourage new growth of native plants and flowers in the area. The purpose of this was to attract more species of insects and mammals to procreate and populate the area again. They used special tools called ‘tree poppers’ to get the saplings out of the ground including the roots. The students really embraced the task and worked tirelessly to clear as much as they could as they understood the importance of the task. Their mentors from the Trust, Stuart and Eleanor educated the students by showing them colour images of the different species of birds, butterflies, insects and mammals that rely on the native plants and flowers in the area. All the students involved were awarded ‘Golden Tickets’ for their effort, determination and resilience during this new experience. They truly were stars in their own right and lived up to our school mantra, ‘Let’s show what we can do’.